Veteran immigration patriots will recallGovernor Richard Lamm [D-CO] and his famous 2003 speech “I Have a Plan to Destroy America” .He outlined nightmarish proposals that have now become unchallengeable public policy: making America a bilingualcountry; encouraging multiculturalism instead of assimilation to the Historic American Nation; promotion of divided loyalties; and, perhaps most presciently, getting “the big foundationsand big business to give these efforts a lot of money” in the cause of “Victimology.” From the perspective of even just 15 years ago, America looks conquered and the Regime Media wants to finish the job of dispossession [The Washington Post: Treat America Like a Conquered Nation, by Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, June 11, 2021]. I’d like to update Governor Lamm’s speech with what’s going on today.
My revised plan to destroy America would have three parts:
- First, make sure ordinary Americans can’t own property and thus build wealth by increasing equity in their homes.
- Second, immiserate Americans with low wages and create a second permanent underclass by what President Joe Bidenhas called “unrelenting” mass immigration.
- Finally, systematically teach those groups who are already given special privileges, protections and set-asides by government that they are actually oppressed and need to demand more.
First, let’s consider the question of property ownership. A popular meme quotes from a video from the World Economic Forum, a “non-governmental organization” that helps organize some of the most powerful people in politics, economics, and culture in pursuit of common goals. A video from this group in 2018 tells us that in the near future “you’ll own nothing and you’ll be happy.”
Reuters assures us this is taken out of context and is simply a possible prediction and an attempt to “start a discussion” [Fact check: The World Economic Forum does not have a stated goal to have people own nothing by 2030, February 25, 2021].
Of course, given that the World Economic Forum is also where “The Great Reset” (also promoted by Time) and the endlessly repeated “Build Back Better” slogans come from, perhaps we should be a little suspicious of the Regime Media’s assurances and start to wonder where this “discussion” is going [To build back better, we must reinvent capitalism. Here’s how, by Peter Bakker and John Elkingo, World Economic Forum, July 13, 2020].
If anything like one of the Regime Media’s “conversations about race,” it’s going to be something more like a screeching lecture from our rulers.
Thus, Bloomberg tells us that home ownership is probably going to be out of the question for most Americans but this is actually a good thing.
Rising real-estate prices are stoking fears that homeownership, long considered a core component of the American dream, is slipping out of reach for low- and moderate-income Americans. That may be so — but a nation of renters is not something to fear. In fact, it’s the opposite.
[America Should Become a Nation of Renters, by Karl Smith, June 17, 2021]
Of course, this is the exact opposite of the “Affordable Family Formation” that a serious country would pursue for its citizens or constituents. The financialization of the housing market means that people can’t build up equity and wealth by owning and developing property. A country of renters isn’t a country at all, but simply a conglomeration of consumers who have no ties to any locality, community, or people.
Perhaps that’s the point.
Interestingly enough, someone can afford to buy all those homes. It turns out that it’s BlackRock, among other investment firms [BlackRock, other investment firms ‘killing the dream’ of home ownership, journalist says, by Charles Creitz, Fox News, June 12, 2021]. BlackRock is the largest asset manager in the world and one of the leading champions of Woke Capital [Larry Fink’s 2021 letter to CEOs, Blackrock].
Ben Shapiro assures us that this is all just fine, the free market at work and all that.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&features=eyJ0ZndfZXhwZXJpbWVudHNfY29va2llX2V4cGlyYXRpb24iOnsiYnVja2V0IjoxMjA5NjAwLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X2hvcml6b25fdHdlZXRfZW1iZWRfOTU1NSI6eyJidWNrZXQiOiJodGUiLCJ2ZXJzaW9uIjpudWxsfSwidGZ3X3R3ZWV0X2VtYmVkX2NsaWNrYWJpbGl0eV8xMjEwMiI6eyJidWNrZXQiOiJjb250cm9sIiwidmVyc2lvbiI6bnVsbH19&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1402985738577219586&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.unz.com%2Farticle%2Fupdating-lamms-plan-to-destroy-america-end-home-ownership-immiserate-americans-incite-anti-white-hate%2F&sessionId=de481a8b28644818ae4ef349f73d56ccecda797b&theme=light&widgetsVersion=82e1070%3A1619632193066&width=500px
And if you’re mad at Blackrock and want to artificially prevent them from buying single-family homes, I’d like for you to explain to those who currently own the homes why you’re taking money out of their pocket.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 10, 2021
He doesn’t mention that BlackRock essentially operates as an arm of the government, helping the Fed manage bailout payments and bond purchases [Massive bailout leaves Wall Street giant exposed to fire from all sides, by Victoria Guida, Politico, June 7, 2020].
As is so often the case on every issue that matters, the liberal media is on the same side as Respectable Right opinion [“This is wealth redistribution”: Blackrock and other Institutional Investors Buying Entire Neighborhoods At Huge Premiums, by “Tyler Durden,” ZeroHedge, June 12, 2021].
All agree the real problem isn’t BlackRock, but local governments who don’t want their communities turned into overdeveloped urban hellscapes.
- BlackRock Is Not Ruining the U.S. Housing Market, by Derek Thompson, The Atlantic, June 2021
- The Problem With the ‘BlackRock Buying Houses’ Meme, by David Dayden, The American Prospect, June 16, 2021
- Wall Street isn’t to blame for the chaotic housing market, by Jerusalem Demsas, Vox, June 11, 2021
And, wouldn’t you know it, the Biden Administration is advancing a plan, under the guise of “infrastructure,” that would prevent communities from limiting neighborhoods to single-family housing. It’s simply a continuation of the “flood the suburbs” agenda the Obama Administration pursued with its housing policy [AFFH: Four Letters that Spell TROUBLE, by Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, September 18, 2020].
Who will be populating these emerging favelas? Naturally, the worldwide flood of migrants (legal and illegal) that are coming to America now that border enforcement has essentially been abolished. Illegal immigration has surged by 674% from last May [Ted Cruz Wallops Joe Biden For Touring Europe Instead Of Inspecting Southern Border Crisis, by Wendell Husebo, Breitbart, June 15, 2021].
President Biden is already seeking to expand legal immigration, which will further the already disastrous housing conditions in tech hubs like San Francisco [Biden Aims to Rebuild and Expand Legal Immigration, by Michael Shear and Zolan Kanno-Youngs, New York Times, May 31, 2021].
This process leads to a negative feedback cycle. Progressives move away from cities suffering from soaring costs of living and crime and go to conservative areas, where they vote in the same destructive process they just fled [COVID-19 Set America’s Housing Market On Fire. That Could Alter U.S. Politics For A Generation, by Peter Lane Taylor, Forbes, March 11, 2021]. One is reminded of the “locust” aliens from Independence Day traveling from place to place, leaving desolation in their wake.
This population pressure from mass immigration is a feature, not a bug, from the Progressive perspective. The combination of endless immigration, population increase, and urbanization ensures a permanent Progressive majority.
It also means that any allegedly Progressive goals, such as reducing inequality or protecting the environment, become impossible to achieve. But who cares about that when you have power?
Of course, there’s a final ingredient for this program of national deconstruction to work. There must be eternal racial conflict and powerful incentives for people not to assimilate to a common culture. This is where Critical Race Theory comes in.
Perhaps uniquely in the history of the world, the American government is actually inciting its population into a state of permanent resentment and lawlessness, creating an ever-swelling parasitic class. There is no point at which “equity” can realistically be attained. And so the racket will continue forever.
We are already trapped in this situation with African-Americans, the bulk of whom at least have the excuse of having been brought here as slaves. (Vice President Kamala Harris does not have that excuse, her cringe-inducing attempts to relate to most black Americans notwithstanding.)
Mass immigration means that we are importing another permanent underclass, incentivized and rewarded by academia, media and the government into destroying American institutions.
The “country” will emerge at the other end of this process will be barely worthy of the name. It will be a landmass full of shiftless, random consumers desperately trying to flee each other but trapped by permanent financial serfdom. There will be no uniting culture, ethnicity, or even political myth. There will be just permanent, simmering conflict with an increasingly authoritarian government using naked repression against the naïve white Americans who keep the failed experiment stumbling along.
If I were deliberately trying to destroy the country, I wouldn’t be doing anything differently than what our rulers currently are.
If there’s one problem with Governor Lamm’s speech, it’s that he didn’t anticipate just how malevolent our Hostile Elite really is.(Republished from VDare by permission of author or representative)